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Elvis Presley Memorabilia Goes For Big Bucks at Graceland Auction

by VVN Music

The now annual "Auction at Graceland", which occurs every year during the Elvis Presley Birthday Weekend Celebration, was held on Saturday (January 6) with a number of lots going for more than $10,000 each.

This year's sale included 271 lots with bidders coming from around the world via both the internet and in person on the grounds of Graceland.

All of the items in the auction were offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included came from the treasured Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale. Graceland Authenticated ensured all items from privately owned collection were authentic prior to the auction.

The top lots (prices include 25% buyer's premium):
  • Diamond and platinum ring given to Linda Thompson by Elvis Presley - $27,500
  • Presley's personal globe-shaped free-standing wooden bar from his Beverly Hills home - $22,500
  • Presley owned 1922 Colt "Police Positive" 32 caliber revolver - $20,000
  • 1954 poster for a Presley appearance at "The Eagle's Nest" (one of the earliest known concert performance posters) - $18,750
  • Presley's Grand Prix chrome "TCB" sunglasses - $17,500
  • RIAA Gold Record for Elvis (the 1968 comeback special) - $17,500
  • Presley's leather rocking chair from the Jungle Room at Graceland - $17,500
  • RIAA Gold Record for the single "My Way" - $13,750
  • Presley signed shirt from his wardrobe that was a grand prize in a 1973 Boy Scouts raffle - $11,250
  • Presley owned 14k lavender jade diamond ring (1970's) - $10,000
  • Presley owned gold nugget style diamond ring - $9,375
  • Presley inscribed snapshot - $9,375
A particularly interesting lot, the complete Jerry Hopkins audio tape interview archive compiled while he wrote his books on Presley, did not sell. 

The next Auction at Graceland will be on Sunday, August 12 during the 41st annual Elvis Week.